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Authors Irvin Muchnick and Anthony Roberts have published the new ebook THE CHINA SYNDROME: How Athletes and Celebrities Get Their Performance-Enhancing Drugs – How a Rogue Prosecutor Bungled Their Bust.

The 13,000-word Muchnick-Roberts book is the first in-depth investigative account of the highly publicized, but botched, prosecution of the Internet black-market steroid and human growth hormone dealer Signature Pharmacy – a case that rocked the worlds of sports and entertainment stars and everyday Americans alike. THE CHINA SYNDROME reveals how the possession arrest in Australia of movie star Sylvester Stallone helped fuel a global frenzy for contraband HGH manufactured by a “legitimate” American-educated Chinese pharmaceutical entrepreneur, who made millions before crashing amidst the treacheries of Olympic politics.

Performance-enhancing drug use is the scandal in big-time athletics and Hollywood that won’t go away. Muchnick and Roberts break it down in a vivid narrative sweeping across the real-life Traffic movie that is 2012 Americana: vignettes of the rich and famous intercutting with those of hustlers, small-time dealers, gym rats, fountain-of-youth suckers, and AIDS patients – along with some of the biggest stars of football, baseball, boxing, wrestling, and entertainment.

THE CHINA SYNDROME is available for $2.99 on Amazon Kindle at Readers without a Kindle device, or a Kindle app on another device, can get an emailed PDF copy of the book by sending $2.99 via PayPal to


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